Author Archives: Sara Norja

About Sara Norja

I'm a bilingual writer of prose and poetry. Things I enjoy apart from writing include tea, reading voraciously, cycling on warm summer nights, medieval manuscripts, dancing, and the wind.

Finncon 2018 programme

It’s… been quite a year, to put it mildly. I have been utterly neglecting this blog in favour of Twitter, even though a lot of things have been going on (such as finishing a novel and starting agent submissions… and … Continue reading

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Award eligibility and year in review

I didn’t have much published this year, but here are my award-eligible works from 2017, one short story and four poems: Short story: 07/2017 “Don’t Look a Wish Horse in the Mouth” in Cosmos Pen, the English special issue of … Continue reading

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“Birch Daughter” sold to Fireside

This news is a couple of weeks old, but it’s wonderful news despite that: my story “Birch Daughter” has sold to the amazing magazine Fireside. I’ve loved the stories in Fireside for a long time and am super excited that … Continue reading

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New poems out in Blossomry

Poetry news, yay! Two of my poems recently appeared in Issue 1 of the wonderful new magazine Blossomry, which publishes one-line poems: Artemis– When They Belittle Your Nature I highly recommend reading the whole issue in order, though, since it … Continue reading

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My Worldcon drabble(s)

It’s around a month since Worldcon (what! how is it only a month; a gazillion things have happened since then…), so this is probably a good time to post the drabble I shared at the “Why Do Finns Love Their … Continue reading

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Sunvault is out!

Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation has its release day today, 29 August! (It’s still just about the 29th in Finland as I type this at a few minutes to midnight.) Get your copy in ebook or paperback! (Other retailers … Continue reading

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Post-con feels

I should’ve written this post a week ago but I was waiting for the exhaustion to ebb a little. Well, it hasn’t ebbed, just increased (my summer of Too Many Things has continued), so I guess I’m doing this now. … Continue reading

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My Worldcon schedule!

I can’t believe Worldcon75 is starting tomorrow! So much excitement! I am already primed and ready for Worldcon, mostly because I spent the past few days in Uppsala at Reception Histories of the Future: A conference on Byzantinisms, speculative fiction, … Continue reading

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Cosmos Pen and Sunvault!

I got my copy of Cosmos Pen: A Travel Guide to Finnish Weird today! Yaaay! The issue looks fantastic and I’m looking forward to reading all of it. So, this special issue of the Finnish SFF magazine Kosmoskyn√§ (which translates … Continue reading

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Camp Nanowrimo in April

I’ve been too exhausted to post much, again. But luckily, not too exhausted to write. The novel has progressed! I decided to do Camp Nanowrimo in April to get revision done more efficiently. I set myself a 30-hour goal – … Continue reading

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